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Euphausia superba   Dana, 1850

Antarctic krill

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Euphausia superba  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Euphausiacea | Euphausiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 15 - 130 m (Ref. 111951).  Polar, preferred -1°C (Ref. 107945); 46°S - 78°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumpolar in the Southern Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101405)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Brinton, E. 1962. (Ref. 2864)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 12 March 2015

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FIRMS (Stock assessments) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): -1.5 - 1.6, mean 0.2 (based on 535 cells).
Resilience (Ref. 69278): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.43-0.5).
Prior r = 0.51, 95% CL = 0.34 - 0.79, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Price category (Ref. 80766): High.
Nutrients: Calcium = 109 [35, 184] mg/100g; Iron = 1.59 [1.21, 1.97] mg/100g; Protein = 20.2 [19.2, 21.3] %; Omega3 = 0.285 [0.185, 0.386] g/100g; Selenium = 48.3 [-31.7, 128.3] μg/100g; VitaminA = 0 μg/100g; Zinc = 1.79 [1.17, 2.40] mg/100g (wet weight).